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McDonough in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Steam Locomotive

 

—Heritage Park Historical Village —

 
Steam Locomotive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
1. Steam Locomotive Marker
Inscription. This H.K. Porter Steam Engine, Tank 0-4-0 locomotive is similar to the one involved in the Camp Creek Wreck of 1900 in McDonough. Coincidentally, the locomotive's number is the same as that of the Camp Creek engine: the "Old #7." This locomotive was built in 1933 and operated at the Western Pennsylvania Yards in Connellsville, Pennsylvania until the 1950s. It was one of the last of its kind to be built that operated off of steam. Coal fueled the fire in its boilers. In Pennsylvania, this train was Nicknamed the "Highlander." but to the people of Henry County, it's the "Old #7" once again!
 
Location. 33° 26.497′ N, 84° 7.246′ W. Marker is in McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker can be reached from Heritage Park Trail north of Lake Dow Road. Touch for map. Located within the Heritage Park Historical Village. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Lake Dow Road, McDonough GA 30252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McDonough Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Clements Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Ola Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller's Saw Mill Replica
The H.K. Porter Steam Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
2. The H.K. Porter Steam Locomotive
(within shouting distance of this marker); Detached Cookhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The Huey UH-1H Was the Work Horse of Vietnam (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry County (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDonough.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Camp Creek Train Wreck of 1900. (Submitted on May 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Heritage Park Historic Museum and Veterans Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 29, 2017
3. Heritage Park Historic Museum and Veterans Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 407 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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